Swizz Beatz Shares Powerful Speech During DMX’s Memorial Service

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Swizz Beatz Shares Powerful Speech During DMX's Memorial Service

Swizz Beatz Shares Powerful Speech During DMX’s Memorial Service

The “Celebration Of Live” memorial was held by DMX’s family and friends at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday (April 24) and Swizz Beatz, Eve, Nas, and more shared a few words to celebrate the life and legacy of the late rapper.

Dark Man X was taken to the stage in a red casket for one last time. A massive ‘Ford’ monster truck surrounded by hundreds of motorcyclists and bikers from Ruff Ryders and not only, went through the streets of Brooklyn for a powerful and touching DMX tribute.

During DMX’s memorial ceremony which was opened by Kanye West and Sunday Service Choir, Swizz Beatz has provided a powerful, heartbreaking speech to pay tribute to his late friend.

Words can’t describe our loss, but, our gain is heavy, as well, because we got a real serious person upstairs that’s looking down on us and that’s going to guide us on our journey… I just wish all of these people showed up for him when he was here. You got thousands of people claiming who they are, and [selling] tickets and things like that. This man needed everybody.

He didn’t need everybody when he [was] not here. He needed everybody when he was here. So, we got to learn how to celebrate each other while we’re here… The things that I’m witnessing from my brother’s passing is a big educational thing for me to learn. I’m glad that I got to see it at this age. A lot of people ain’t your friends, a lot of people ain’t your family,” Swizz added.

Swizz then finished his speech with a short reminder to all of us.

I need everybody to do a will. You have to do your will. You do not want strangers — bloodsuckers — handling your business when you’re not here. You want to ones that you love handling your business. But, imma make sure my brother straight. Imma make sure my brother’s kids is straight and everybody in here better do the same, as well. ‘Cause this is not a fashion show, this is not a performance, this is a real-life day-to-day.” Swizz said.

Nas also shared a few words celebrating the life of his late friend.


DMX’s daughter has performed her version of “Slippin” to honor her late father with a few bars she wrote for him.


 

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